Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Deception - The Beast (MA03)

Rev 17:10  There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.

The 5 former conquerors of Israel:-

  1. Egyptian
  2. Assyrian
  3. Babylonian
  4. Persian
  5. Grecian

Note: The 6th. conqueror (during the writing of the book of Rev) were the Roman; the 7th. conqueror of Palestine (Israel) were the Arab-Muslims (Islam).

Israel has been a nation since 1948 AD

Rev 17:11  The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going into perdition.

The 8th conqueror of Israel (after being a nation again) will be the beast, who is also of the 7th (Islam). He is the Antichrist, who will go to perdition.

Dan 11:41a  He (king of the North) shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown;

The king of the North (beast) will be the 8th conqueror of Israel (the glorious land).

Dan 11:36  "Then the king (king of the North) shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done."

The beast (king of the North) is the Antichrist, the man of sin and the son of prediction.

2Thess 2:3  Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

After the death of Alexander the Great, the Grecian Empire was divided into 4 kingdoms. The king of the North controlled the former Persian Empire comprising of Iran (Persia), Iraq, southern Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. These are the countries in many civil conflicts and wars, where the Shia are gaining control of the whole region to eventually form the 'king of the North' or Persian Empire again.

2Thess 2:9-10  The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Always bear in mind that the ulterior motive of Satan is to destroy our faith in our Lord Jesus and in His words, promises, teachings, and prophecies so that he can destroy us. He normally tempt us with heresies and the things of the world, resulting in many depraved, covetous, worldly and carnal Christians, pastors, leaders, prophets and televangelists landing themselves in eternal damnation.

1John 2:15-16  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world.

Brethren, don't ever pray for your material blessings or prosperity but your obedience and submission to His commands, will and words with joy. If God blesses you with prosperity, then you are already serving in His ministry of helps, compassion, giving and mercy to the poor, needy, destitute, strangers, widows, orphans, His various ministries such as mission, charitable homes, etc.